Tuesday, October 31, 2006
But when Halloween enters the realm of government-sponsored activities and institutions, disputes do come up. These controversies most often occur in public schools. Some groups argue that public schools shouldn’t tolerate a holiday that seems to promote witchcraft, unless you think it slanders witchcraft, which some people do. In fact, some people actually believe Halloween celebrations at public schools may violate the church-state separation clause of the constitution.
- Dan Eaton , These Days legal analyst.